Assessment Details

 
Assessment
Name Conservation and Sustainable Management of Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Description The project aims to establish the basis for international recognition, conservation and sustainable management of Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and their associated landscapes, biodiversity, knowledge systems and cultures throughout the world. UNEP has been invited to join the Steering Committee, the programme could link into their recent work on promoting the connectivity between the world's global biological and cultural diversity and other relevant programmes. http://www.unesco.org/mab/SNS/background.htm
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Lead Organization FAO and UNDP
Programme Areas Agricultural Biodiversity
Project Status Planned
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Regions Africa
Relevance to CBD The overall project goal is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems, through mobilizing global recognition and support for such systems and enhancing global, national and local benefits derived through their dynamic conservation, sustainable management and enhanced viability. Ultimately the project will be catalytic in establishing a long term program building on the experiences and lessons learnt in a few pilot systems. http://www.gefonline.org/projectDetails.cfm?projID=2127 http://www.biodiv.org/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=79 http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=//docrep/005/y4586e/y4586e13.htm
Web Site http://www.fao.org/landandwater/agll/giahs/projsum-e.stm
 
 

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme